In October 2017, Wellington College took part in the World’s Largest Lesson. Alongside schools from all over the globe, we spent a week as a community learning about the United Nations 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.

In a variety of subjects across the curriculum, teachers delivered lessons on theme of ‘Every Plate tells a story’ and encouraged pupils to consider how their food choices can impact the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Pupils looked at healthy eating, reducing food waste, eliminating plastic packaging, sourcing closer to home, examined the practices of their food producers and came up with ideas of how they could make positive changes to their lifestyle that would be good for our planet.

As a part of the week pupils took part in lunch events including ‘Wasterchef’ and collected food donations for local charity Storehouse to help tackle food poverty in our own area.

Thanks to Year 13 students Jack Dunlop, Matty Cosgrove and Tyler Ellis for capturing the highlights of our week.

Watch our video caputuring the highlights of the week (YouTube link)